Hello Guys! It’s another Monday, so yep that means music:) I hope you all had a safe and happy weekend and that your day and week is getting off to a fantastic start! Below I am showcasing a very talented Indie Artist Sammy Witness! Plus I am sharing some of my favorite videos that has the Indie Spirit! So check them out and enjoy!
INDIE MUSIC ARTIST SPOTLIGHT!
Sammy Witness is an accomplished singer-songwriter who blends folk and indie-rock stylings with jazz-tinged vocals to weave a sound at times reminiscent of Alanis Morissette, Butterfly Boucher and Katie Costello but altogether uniquely her own.
Originally from South Florida, she began performing live at the age of 12 and by the time she was 14 she had a regular weekly gig at the Funky Buddha Lounge in Boca Raton. She was a vocal major at the Bak School of Arts in West Palm Beach, an International Songwriting Competition finalist, and earned a degree in Music Production Technology from Valencia University. Recently, she traveled extensively and began to lay roots in both Seattle, Washington and New York City. Most recently she spent time in Crested Butte, Colorodo working on a film project and Boston recording her debut full-length album Tiger Lily.
In the summer of 2011 Sammy released her Youtube exclusive EP Contrast & Crickets featuring videos of her performing across the country. Since then she ran a successful Kickstarter project raising over $2,400 to fund the next step in her career. Tiger Lily features an assortment of new songs as well as some retooled songs which originally debuted on Contrast & Crickets.
“As far as I’m concerned, traveling is the only way to discover what opportunities are out there,” Sammy said in a recent interview. “I’ve been fortunate to have the freedom to explore every possible opportunity and draw inspiration from both the landscapes and the people I’ve interacted with. Tiger Lily is an ode to all my tumbleweed friends blowing across the world.”
Sammy Witness’ debut full-length album Tiger Lily is the follow-up to her Winter Sessions EP released in 2009 and continues to explore themes of acceptance, growth and the search for unconditional love. It will be released independently in early 2013 along with tour dates across the country to be announced.
My Fave Videos ( Has Indie Spirit)
Although Some shown below are actually classified as Indie Artist, the other started out Indie but has since signed with major labels. But they still display their Indie spirit!
xx is the debut studio album by English indie pop group the xx, released on 17 August 2009 by Young Turks. The self-produced album was recorded at XL Studios in West London between December 2008 and April 2009.
Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (born June 21, 1985)  better known by her stage name Lana Del Rey, is an American singer-songwriter. Del Rey started writing at the age of 18 and she signed her first recording contract when she was 22 years old with 5 Points Records in 2007,  releasing her first digital album Lana Del Ray a.k.a. Lizzy Grant in January 2010. Del Rey bought herself out of the contract with 5 Points Records in April 2010.  She signed a joint contract with Interscope, Polydor, and Stranger Records in July 2011.
After she released her debut single “Video Games” in June 2011, a music video created by Del Rey for the song was posted on YouTube in August 2011. After the song became a viral internet hit with over 20 million views, her second studio album, Born to Die, was released in January 2012. The album sold over 3.6 million copies worldwide in 2012, making it the fifth best-selling album of 2012. Charting across Europe, this album spawned numerous top ten hits, including “Blue Jeans“, “National Anthem“, “Born to Die“, and “Summertime Sadness.
Feist launched her solo music career in 1999 with the release Monarch (Lay Your Jewelled Head Down). Her subsequent studio albums,Let It Die, released in 2004, and The Reminder, released in 2007, were critically acclaimed and commercially successful, selling over 2.5 million copies. The Reminder earned Feist four Grammy nominations, including a nomination for Best New Artist. She was the top winner at the 2008 Juno Awards in Calgary with five awards, including Songwriter of the Year, Artist of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, Album of the Year and Single of the Year. Her fourth studio album, Metals, was released on 30 September 2011. In 2012, Feist collaborated on a split EP with metal group Mastodon, releasing an interactive music video in the process.
Feist received three Juno awards at the 2012 ceremony: Artist of the Year, Adult Alternative Album of the Year for Metals, and Music DVD of the Year for her documentary Look at What the Light Did Now.